The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media.
- Perhaps the hottest hockey piece circulating this week was Mike Bossy’s letter to his younger self for [The Player’s Tribune].
- President Trump has pulled out of the Paris Accord and “Captain Serious” (aka Jonathan Toews) had something to say about that decision. [Second City Hockey]
- A federal judge has dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Derek Boogaard’s parents against the NHL. [Chicago Tribune]
- Ever wonder what it’s like to be in an NHL combine? Reid Duke wrote an open letter to NHL prospects to help prepare them for the process. [NHL]
- Eric Lindros is campaigning to eliminate body checking from minor hockey unless they are playing Triple A hockey. [Toronto Star]
- Here’s some commentary on the “honour” still attached to fighting in hockey. [AZ Central]
- Up-and-comer Jujhar Khaira stopped by the Hockey Night in Punjabi studios this week to chat about his first NHL goal and playing with Connor McDavid.
- Penguin’s prospect, Sahir Gill, was also featured on Hockey Night Punjabi this week:
- Have you noticed the Chinese language advertising on the Penguin’s rinkside boards? It’s a small sign of China’s interest in NHL hockey and Stanley Cup fever! [Toronto Star]
- Russia can’t seem to get out of the headlines these days. The offices of Dynamo Moscow were recently raided as part of the KHL’s ongoing financial woes. [NY Daily News]
- [Color of Hockey] released its 2016-2017 All-Star team with none other than Auston Matthews leading the way.
- Lastly, our very own Dr. Cheryl MacDonald got some screen time to talk about the You Can Play 5K taking place on August 20th in Moncton, New Brunswick this summer.